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Suffolk woman accused of kidnapping friend’s children while driving drunk

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Posted at 7:33 PM, Aug 22, 2013
and last updated 2013-08-22 19:33:24-04

Suffolk, Va. – A 37-year-old Suffolk woman was charged with abduction and kidnapping after police say she drove off with her friend’s 8-year-old and 15-month-old children on Wednesday.

Police say the father of the 15-month-old told them he tried to take the baby away from Josie Michelle Babb, who he thought may have been drinking. The father told police that Babb then took off with the kids inside of the car.

The children were found shortly afterward and they did not sustain any injuries police say.

Babb was charged with abduction and kidnapping, cruelty and injuries to children, DUI and other traffic charges.